meiny

meiny

[mey-nee]
noun, plural meinies.
1.
Archaic. a group or suite of attendants, followers, dependents, etc.
2.
Scot. Archaic. a multitude; crowd.
Also, meinie.


Origin:
1250–1300; Middle English meynee household < Old French meyne, mesnie, mesnede < Vulgar Latin *mānsiōnāta. See mansion, -ate1

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meiny or meinie (ˈmeɪnɪ)
 
n , pl meinies
1.  a retinue or household
2.  (Scot) a crowd
 
[C13: from Old French mesnie, from Vulgar Latin mansiōnāta (unattested), from Latin mansiō a lodging; see mansion]
 
meinie or meinie
 
n
 
[C13: from Old French mesnie, from Vulgar Latin mansiōnāta (unattested), from Latin mansiō a lodging; see mansion]

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